I had something different for breakfast this morning â€“ Chia Seed Pudding.Â I bought a huge bag of chia seeds for the Coco-Nut Cups so Iâ€™ve been trying to find creative ways to use them up.
Chia seeds come from a desert plant and are packed with omega 3s, protein, and many vitamins.Â Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of healthy fats, and 11 grams of fiber (Source).Â Iâ€™ve been putting chia seeds in smoothies, oatmeal, and â€“ of course â€“ chocolate!
The cool thing about chia seeds is that if you mix them with a little bit of liquid and let it stand for a bit, a gel-like texture forms.Â You can even use this chia seed goo as an egg replacer in many recipes.Â Obviously, it wouldnâ€™t work for omelets!Â But it does work quite well for stuff like cake, cookies, and pancakes.
I followed this Daily Burn recipe to create Vanilla-Almond Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding.Â I whipped up the mixture before going to bed last night, and this morning, I had a delicious (and super easy) meal.
I layered my pudding with granola and blueberries.Â Mmmmm.
Itâ€™s worth noting that Henry thought this was delicious, too!Â Itâ€™s hard to impress him these daysâ€¦
Whatâ€™s Your Longest Long Run?
This afternoon, we are tackling 10 miles.Â Oh Lordy.Â My half marathon is in three weeks, so it is definitely time that I get up to double digits.
Iâ€™m trying to decide what long runs Iâ€™ll do for the next two weekends.Â I donâ€™t want to jump forward too much in mileage, especially considering my lack of double digit runs. But I think thereâ€™s a huge mental benefit for doing the Half Marathon distance BEFORE race day.Â However, Iâ€™m running up against the clock.Â I could do 11.5 miles next weekend, and then squeeze in a 13 miler, depending on how I feel.Â But maybe the mental boost of running the race distance is not *worth it* physically this time around…
So â€“ when training for a half marathon, whatâ€™s your longest long run?Â Do you prefer to save your body for race day or do you really benefit from *knowing* you can do the 13.1 miles before you toe the starting line?